St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions
May 21, 2017

This memorial has been newly included in the Universal Calendar.  Christopher Magallanes and twenty-one diocesan priests and three lay-men suffered martyrdom between (1915-1937) for their association with the Cristero uprising which opposed the anti-Catholic Mexican government in the 1920's.  The Cristero motto was " Long live Christ the Kind and the Virgin of Guadalupe."